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Probably they are.

Even the govt is onto the NBA now!!!! Bring in the FBI! We want a damn investigation!!! Don't give Kobe a green card!!
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post #242 of 280
Oh well. Down 0-1. I still think NJ's got a shot.
post #243 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Oh well. Down 0-1. I still think NJ's got a shot.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You and Charles Barkley should get together and have drinks.
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post #244 of 280
His XFL comment had me rolling!
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[quote]Originally posted by Shanny:
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You and Charles Barkley should get together and have drinks. </strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> yeah.
post #246 of 280
WHAT?! Woods talks basketball WITHOUT a conspiricy angle? When?

Kobe did posterize poor Todd didn't he? Nasty!

It was nice to see LA play good in the beggining for a change. I still think they're only playing good enough to win. But, then again close games are more fun to watch.

I still give the Nets 2 wins. One in LA and one at home.

3 observations:

1. Kidd is the best PG in the game today.
2. Shaq is the most dominant player in the NBA today... even when he's hurt. And now he's making FT's. Ar you kidding me? Hopefully after he has another foot surgery he can get back into shape for next season. He's lost his quickness.

3. Kobe is ONLY 22! Once again, I ask anyone here: Who is/was better than Kobe at age 22 ever in the history of the NBA?
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post #247 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by patmcfar8:
<strong>Kobe is ONLY 22! Once again, I ask anyone here: Who is/was better than Kobe at age 22 ever in the history of the NBA?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Kobe is 23, actually. Doesn't change the fact that if he had spent 4 years in college he'd be in his 2nd year, winning 6th man of the year or something rather than his 3rd world championship. MJ turned 23 during his 2nd season, and was still 4 years from winning anything. Of course the very next year he averaged 37 ppg.

I guess it's more time spent in the NBA rather than age that determines when a player is ready for prime time. Jordon broke out in his 3rd year and won a championship in his 6th. I'd say Kobe calmed down and started playing team ball in his 3rd year and won it all in his 4th. Of course he had Shaq...

I almost feel kind of bad for him. Here with the Nets, we've got yet another team in the finals with a fast player in the backcourt. That'll drain Kobe's energy on defense and the offense will run through Shaq, for whom there is no answer. Chalk up yet another finals MVP for Shaq, who should average 35+ ppg.

Ah well, in half a decade or so we'll all see what he can do without Shaq.

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post #248 of 280
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"Maybe if NBC hadn't wasted all that money on the XFL they'd still have the NBA"

The only thing I watched was when I heard the TNT team was gonna be on at halftime. Charles is hilarious. Even more hilarious is his NBA Finals prediction: Nets in 6 or 7.
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post #249 of 280
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Kobe is Jordan. Copies all the mannerisms. I don't know why he'd want to, MJ was horrible too.
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post #250 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>Kobe is Jordan. Copies all the mannerisms. I don't know why he'd want to, MJ was horrible too.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yep, MJ was the worst.

post #251 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>"Maybe if NBC hadn't wasted all that money on the XFL they'd still have the NBA"

The only thing I watched was when I heard the TNT team was gonna be on at halftime. Charles is hilarious. Even more hilarious is his NBA Finals prediction: Nets in 6 or 7.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Charles wasn't too bad last night but sometimes he's so annoying and obnoxious.
post #252 of 280
[quote]Kobe is Jordan. Copies all the mannerisms. I don't know why he'd want to, MJ was horrible too.<hr></blockquote>

Is there a basketball player that's good?

One as good as you, thug life?

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post #253 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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Is there a basketball player that's good?

One as good as you, thug life?

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Of course not. Tiger doesn't think any player is good unless they're on the Pacers.
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Edit-deleted off topic post.

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[ 06-07-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
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post #255 of 280
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That's not true. I happen to like many non-Pacer players. There's Yinka Dare, Keith Closs, Adonal Foyle, Michael Olowakandi, Fenis Dembo, Jud Buechler, Sam "187" Jacobsen, Travis "Suge" Knight, etc etc...and how could I forget Adonis Jordan?

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post #256 of 280
My bad, Kobe is of course 23.

Let's see... according to Woody:

Players that suck:
Kobe Bryant
Michael jordan
Shaq

Players that are good:
Yinka Dare
Adonal Foyle
Jud Buechler
Travis Knight

Hmm? Yup, that sounds about par for the course.
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post #257 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>That's not true. I happen to like many non-Pacer players. There's Yinka Dare, Keith Closs, Adonal Foyle, Michael Olowakandi, Fenis Dembo, Jud Buechler, Sam "187" Jacobsen, Travis "Suge" Knight, etc etc...and how could I forget Adonis Jordan?

Skip To My Lou</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> And MJ and Kobe suck?
post #258 of 280
[quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
<strong>There are some hockey rules I don't get:
Blue Line, Red Line, offsides, icing...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Blueline: no cherry picking.
Redline: stupid.
offsides: see blueline.
icing: see redline.*

*Well, the icing rule came into effect back in the 50's when one team, hopelessly outmatched by their opponent, simply cleared the puck down the ice every time they won possession. Made for an awful game. In retaliation, the opposing team then pulled the same trick the next time they got together. So the league was forced to make a rule for unneccesarily dumping the puck down the length of the ice.

The rules hockey keeps have an intesting history. Not one of those, "the game needed something to make it more interesting because nobody liked it, so they invented this shot clock..."
post #259 of 280
Actually, the reason for the shot clock was one team (especially North Carolina) would get ahead and hold the ball. It, too, made for an awful game.

I like to watch hockey once in a while, and really respect the toughness and skill of the players.

When I said I didn't get those rules, I didn't mean they were lame, I meant I actually didn't know what they were. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

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[ 06-07-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
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post #260 of 280
Hopefully once the Nets get back to Jersey someone will tell them it's okay to start playing before they're down 20!

Jeff

Edit-and Shaq stays in LA. Lakers+36 with him, -19 without this game.

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post #261 of 280
Even though I didn't want to, I'm glad I fell asleep at the beginning of the 4th and I didn't have to see NJ get killed again by Shaq and company.
post #262 of 280
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Wait, you mean people are actually watching this series?
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[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>Wait, you mean people are actually watching this series?</strong><hr></blockquote>

You're the only one that said they weren't gunna watch it.
post #264 of 280
Nets are up by 5 with 6 minutes to go!

Walton: "K-Mart has indeed emerged from Chapter 11!"
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post #265 of 280
Well the lead's down to 3. The Nets really need to break it open here.
post #266 of 280
The three Kobe justs hit with Martin literally in his face-just amazing!

You've got to give the devil(s) their due, LA has played great each time the Nets have challenged them.

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[quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
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You've got to give the devil(s) their due, LA has played great each time the Nets have challenged them.

Jeff</strong><hr></blockquote>

Definately. The Lakers are an amazing team.
post #268 of 280
It's easy to look amazing against the freakin' Eastern Conference.
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post #269 of 280
It's speculation now, of course, but I think Nets vs Kings or Mavs would've been a long, hard fought series.

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[quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
<strong>It's speculation now, of course, but I think Nets vs Kings or Mavs would've been a long, hard fought series.

Jeff</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think so too. The Nets would have a shot if LA didn't have Shaq.
post #271 of 280
Of course I wish NJ would've won, but there's no match for Shaq and Kobe. It was a great year for the Nets and they'll be back next year.
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Who the F*CK cares.
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[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>Who the F*CK cares.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Are you angry cuz your "conspiracy" theory was debunked by the fact that the Lakers completely demolished the Nets?

Tiger's got his Cranky Pants on while he rides the Bitter Bus to Grumpy Land. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #274 of 280
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How would my "conspiracy theory" be "debunked" because the lakers won? isn't that exactly what I said the NBA wanted?

STAMP HIM A DUMBASS!
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post #275 of 280
The best team won, I respect the players but hate the franchise.

Early predicton: Kings win it all next year. They've been taking the kind of baby steps some great teams go through.

It reminds me of the Bad Boy Pistons ripening as the Celtics grew old, and Jordan maturing to the point he trusted his teammates (and had good ones) enough to eventually beat the Pistons.

Sacramento has been fighting wars since that first round series with the Jazz in '99, and improving every year. (As much fun as Jason Williams is to watch Bibby is so many light years better.)

I think their hunger combined with complacancy by the Lakers will make it Sacto's turn.

As far as the East...&lt;flips coin, rolls dice, consults Magic 8-Ball&gt; Jersey again, as Kidd wins MVP!

Unless, of course, the fix is in...


Jeff

Edit: Just had a thought, Jackson may be able to sell Shaq and Kobe on the historical significance of the 4peat, and get one more run out of them. Sooner or later, as level-headed as Kobe is, he's gotta start to feel lost in Shaq's shadow.

[ 06-13-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
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Hat's off to the Nets and Kidd. They had one of the most amazing turn-arounds in NBA history. From lottery to the Finals in one year. And they did lost to one of the best teams off all time... you can't fault them for that.

Ah, yes... bitter, bitter Woods. I think he will always see the NBA filled with conspiricy, until "his" tea, wins. Even then, I'm sure it will only be because "his" team was SO good, that they beat the conspiricy. Pathetic really... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

And yes The Kings are one the premiere teams in the NBA, and will be for years to come... BUT be afraid my freinds...

The Lakers will add a key piece this off-season. Kobe will get better. And most importantly, Shaq will get healthy and back into game shape for next season. They will 4-peat!

The Nets will in the Play-Offs year again. But, watch out for the Magic, Sixers and the Pacers. The East will toughen up a bit next year, and maybe close the gap between them and the West, but... not the Lakers.
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[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>How would my "conspiracy theory" be "debunked" because the lakers won? isn't that exactly what I said the NBA wanted?

STAMP HIM A DUMBASS!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Stamp you a dumbass. You were talking about the "Ref" consipiracy from what I remember reading. The refs sure didn't make Shaquille avg. over 32 pts. a game. Face it, you're a moron. Anyone who says Michael Jordan isn't as good as Jud Buechler (!) is a total idiot. And I'm proud to be a cracker, btw.

Maybe you can root for the basketball team on those IBM commercials. Afterall, Detleff Schrempf is on that team. And he's way better than Kobe.
post #278 of 280
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Detlef is the man. The refs did make Shaquita average 32 ppg, that and being a fat ass. Am I supposed to be impressed by him? I'm not. Jud is the best damn volleyball player in the NBA.

Screw the NBA, it's over thank god. Now it's time for the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black! I'm pumped.

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post #279 of 280
The series proved that in the NBA, one superstar will only get you so far; a team will take you farther still, but two stars will take you all the way. "NBA team" is something of an oxymoron.
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[quote]Originally posted by MalleusMaleficarum:
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Stamp you a dumbass. </strong><hr></blockquote>

He's been stamped a dumbass for a long time now.
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